André Naffis-Sahely Launch Readings

André Naffis-Sahely Launch Readings



Andre Naffis-Sahely is a poet, editor and translator whose forthcoming second collection High Desert will be published by Bloodaxe in June 2022. He gave pre-publication readings from the collection at StAnza and Newcastle Poetry Festivals in March and May 2022.

High Desert is a psychedelic journal of end-times and an ode to the American Southwest. Exploring such key events as the First Red Scare, the Tulsa Race Massacre and the West Coast’s wildfire epidemic, Naffis-Sahely’s reflections on class, race, and nationalism chart the region’s hidden histories from the Spanish Colonial Era to the recent pandemic.

Read a poem from the collection in the May/June issue of The London Magazine and on their website here.

An in-depth  interview with André Naffis-Sahely was featured on DURA (Dundee University Review of the Arts) ahead of his reading at StAnza International Poetry Festival in March 2022. 

Poetry as Acts of Resistance: An Interview with André Naffis-Sahely: read the interview here.




Tuesday 28 June, Manchester Poetry Library 

André will be in conversation with Adam O’Riordan.

Free in-person event. Details and booking here.

Wednesday 29 June, Housmans Bookshop, London, 7-8.30pm

Andre Naffis-Sahely launches his second poetry collection, High Desert

Online event via Zoom.

Tickets £0-£12.45 (ticket & book purchase option available)

More details and bookings here.

Saturday 16 July, SkyLines Festival, Coventry, 2-3pm

B2, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Imagined Futures & End Times – Suzannah Evans, Stephen Lightbown and André Naffis-Sahely

Part of SkyLines Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word.

Tickets: £8 (concessions: £6)
Age Recommendation: 14+

In-person event.

Bookings via the SkyLines festival website here.

Wednesday 10 August 2022, Typewronger Books, Edinburgh

More details to follow.

See Typewronger Books' facebook page for more information here.

Wednesday 24 August, Wordsworth Grasmere

Details to follow.

Online event via Zoom.



Andre Naffis-Sahely read alongside Anne Rouse and Thomas Lynch at this joint Bloodaxe online launch event. This took place on Tuesday 21 June 2022, 7pm, and is now available to watch on YouTube.

[17 May 2022]

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